Matthew 28:1-15, Mark 16:1-11, Luke 24:1-12 and John 20:1-18
When the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint the body of Jesus.
Mark 16:9 tells us that Jesus “appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.”
To the list of women present, Luke adds Joanna “and other women that were with them.” He says they brought “the spices which they had prepared.”
And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came to the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
John says “while it was yet dark”
The women (among themselves): Who shall roll away the stone from the door of the sepulchre for us?
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. His face was like lightning, and his garment white as snow: And the keepers did shake for fear of him and became as dead men.
Mark 16:4 And when the women looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
Then Mary Magdalene ran and came to Simon Peter and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved (John described himself in this way).
Mary Magdalene: They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we don’t know where they have laid him.
Angel: Fear not: for I know that you seek Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples (Mark adds “and Peter”) that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goes before you into Galilee; there you shall see him: lo, I have told you.
And the women entered the sepulchre and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. As they were much perplexed thereabout, two men stood by them in shining garments: And they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth.
Mark says, “they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were frightened.”
The two: Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spoke to you when he was yet in Galilee, Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and rise again the third day.
And they remembered his words.
Matthew says, “And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.”
Mark adds, “they did not say any thing to any man; for they were afraid.”
Peter and John therefore went forth and came to the tomb. They both ran together, but John outran Peter and came to the tomb first.
John, stooping down and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet he did not go in.
Then Simon Peter, following him, came and went into the tomb, and saw the linen clothes lie and the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
Luke tells us that Peter was “wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.
Then John, who came to the tomb first, went in also, and he saw, and believed.
For as yet they did not know the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.
Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.
But Mary Magdalene stood outside at the tomb weeping. As she wept, she stooped down and looked into the tomb and saw two angels in white sitting, the one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.
Angels: Woman, why do you weep?
Mary: Because they have taken away my Lord, and I don’t know where they have laid him.
And when she had said this, she turned herself back and saw Jesus standing there and didn’t know that it was Jesus.
Jesus: Woman, why do you weep? Whom do you seek?
Mary (supposing him to be the gardener): Sir, if you have carried him from here, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.
Mary: Rabboni (which is to say, Master).
Jesus: Do not touch me; for I have not yet ascended to my Father. Go to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend to my Father and your Father; and to my God and your God.
And as the women went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them.
Jesus: All hail.
And they came and held him by the feet and worshipped him.
Jesus: Do not be afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.
Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed to the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large amounts money to the soldiers.
Chief priests: Say, His disciples came by night and stole him away while we slept. And if this comes to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him and secure you.
So the soldiers took the money, and did as they were told: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
The women returned from the tomb, and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest.
Mark adds, Mary “went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept.”
It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, who told these things to the apostles.
And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they did not believed them.